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Old 29th Mar 2012, 16:14   #1 (permalink)
 
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Up against the wall!

Yesterday on Fox news and allegedly confirmed by NYC Board of Education.

The following words and phrases will no longer be used in New York City school examinations.

Dinosaur: (Could offend creationists)

Birthday: (Some religious sects don't celebrate birthdays)

House with swimming pool: (Implies wealth)

Halloween: (Suggests witchcraft)

Dancing: (Sexual implications) Exception for ballet.

There are a total of about 50 such banned items.

There comes a time when civilized discourse is no longer possible. There is no common ground for discussion.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 16:16   #2 (permalink)
 
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Isn't this posting 3 days ahead of its time?
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 16:23   #3 (permalink)
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Or 362 days late. He is in darkest Canada.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 16:32   #4 (permalink)
 
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That's double plus ungood.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 16:33   #5 (permalink)
 
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You don't know how much I wish it were a joke. Google CBS news on 26 March for conformation. Soddit.

After an excellent landing you can use the airplane again!
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 16:37   #6 (permalink)
 
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I wonder if they'll also ban the word, Pussification?
Which is a synonym for the politically correct crowd, run amok.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 18:16   #7 (permalink)
 
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Yer mean this, Flash?

War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50 'Forbidden' Words Banned From Standardized Tests CBS New York


God help us all, they want to ban "Evolution" but won't ban "Creationism" (is that even a word? My spell check says it is). What if you are offended by Creationists? It's fricking discrimination, if you ask me, except they'll probably ban the use of the word "discrimination" as you could upset anyone who doesn't suffer from any sort of discrimination............



But what else would you expect from the city of nut-jobs who decided that smoking a cigarette in a public park is more harmful to the health of others around you than the fumes from the gridlocked traffic around you.............
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 18:32   #8 (permalink)

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But what else would you expect from the city of nut-jobs who decided that smoking a cigarette in a public park is more harmful to the health of others around you than the fumes from the gridlocked traffic around you.............
That's why I'm having trouble believing this story. Under dictator Blomberg, the New York City government is the most liberal, left leaning city government outside of San Fransisco.

Now I could buy off on Creationism being banned, but Evolution being banned, no way in hell. Christ, they banned salt in restaurants in New York City.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 18:39   #9 (permalink)
 
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If Herr Bloomberg has his way, any one caught smoking cigarettes within the 5 boroughs of NYC would be summarily shot.

He is the biggest kook of 'em all. There is definitely something wrong with the man. And not because of his anti-smoking stance either.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 18:40   #10 (permalink)
 
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Christ, they banned salt in restaurants in New York City.
Surprised you got away with invoking the "C" word, con; I mean you blazenly refer to sodium Chloride, which must surely offend somebody somewhere. Shame on you.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 18:45   #11 (permalink)
 
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I second that, wings folded.

Con-pilot: how dare you invoke the word Chloride. That word offends my sensibilities and self-worth. After reading this word I will suffer through post traumatic stress disorder. And all because of you. I'll lever be the same again.

In the future please refrain from the use of such an odious word.

Thank you.

The Politically Correct Management Team (aka, The Pussificators)
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 18:57   #12 (permalink)

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I second that, wings folded.

Con-pilot: how dare you invoke the word Chloride. That word offends my sensibilities and self-worth. After reading this word I will suffer through post traumatic stress disorder. And all because of you. I'll lever be the same again.

In the future please refrain from the use of such an odious word.

Thank you.

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Oh God you two, I completely lost my head there for a minute. I'm sooooooo sorry.

I shall force myself to have at least three Scotches this evening during happy hour to show my penance. It will tough, a hardship even, but some how I'll manage.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 19:03   #13 (permalink)
 
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I shall force myself to have at least three Scotches this evening
It gets worse.
When in a hole, stop digging.
The Welsh and the Bhutanese to name but three will be outraged at your discrimination in favour of a beverage with such an overtly ethnic appellation. Have you no thought for their feelings, man?
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 19:07   #14 (permalink)
 
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And here I was about to write on how I was going to seek solace in a few
Belgian Ales tonight. (After Con-pilot caused me so much mental anguish.)
But the word Belgian may conjure up other, unseemly, images which could offend, for example, Eskimos. (Who are lucky they see the light of day, let alone Belgian Ale.)
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 19:09   #15 (permalink)
 
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I shall force myself to have at least three Scotches this evening during happy hour to show my penance.
Here ya go, sounds like you need one of those.

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Old 29th Mar 2012, 19:11   #16 (permalink)
 
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White Trash Repairs? Eh? Is this company's corporate HQ's in Connecticut?
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 19:34   #17 (permalink)

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Oh my, I need one o' them for me bar pigboat.


Course me wife will throw it out, as it would clash with the wood work.



Maybe I could keep on the back patio.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 19:38   #18 (permalink)
 
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I thought that you had better taste than to favour Johannes Pedestrian distilled grain, con, and the red tap on the device presumably indicates that the elixir is dispensed hot. An outrage to all folk of delicate disposition.
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 20:27   #19 (permalink)

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and the red tap on the device presumably indicates that the elixir is dispensed hot
Good God, I had not noticed that. Right then, out with the rubbish it goes.

Don't tell anyone, but actually I don't mind Johnny Walker Red once in a while, it's really not all that bad. Talking about Scotch, what is it with Australians and Scotch and Coke? Don't get me wrong, I love Australians, as they can find beer anywhere in the world, even were beer is banned.

But really....
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 21:42   #20 (permalink)
 
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Up against the wall!

I'm disappointed.

Thought this was going to be about something else and I was going to entertain you with stories of Maureen.
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